Mary Ella "Judy" Cherry, 78, of Summer Shade, KY and formerly of Scottsville, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Barren County Nursing and Rehab in Glasgow, KY. The Gamaliel, KY native was a homemaker, former teacher's aide at Allen County Elementary and White Plains Elementary, former in-home child care provider, a Missionary Baptist minister's wife and member of Cedar Cross Missionary Baptist Church since September 29, 1985. She was born into God's family on September 1969 at Summer Shade Church in Metcalf County. She was a daughter of the late Jesse Arthur Hale and Mertie Jane Kee Hale and wife of the late Bro. Gerald Lee Cherry.
She is survived by 1 son: Michael Cherry and wife, Amanda, Franklin, KY;
2 daughters: Rhonda Lynn Gray and husband, Bro. Ricky, Summer Shade, KY and Michelle Anderson and husband, Bro. Kevin, Westmoreland, TN;
2 brothers: Ralph Hale and wife, Pamela, Bardwell, KY and Wayne Hale and wife, Denise, Scottsville, KY;
4 sisters: Anna Marie Emmert, Gamaliel, KY; Wanda Russell, Tompkinsville, KY; Nancy Duff, Bowling Green, KY and Debbie Garrett, Temple Hill, KY;
A brother-in-law: Roger Cherry, Scottsville, KY;
6 grandchildren: Bro. Jordan Gray and Madison Gray, both of Summer Shade, KY; Kassy Kowalski and husband, Teddy, Gallatin, TN; Bro. Kaleb Anderson and wife, Carly, Scottsville, KY; Karson Anderson, Westmoreland, TN and Lillian Cherry, Franklin, KY;
4 step grandchildren: Kaitlyn Conn, Chloe Conn, Emma Fowler and Shelby Fowler;
2 great grandchildren: Trey Kowalski and Tucker Kowalski and
A soon expected great granddaughter: Elilah Jane Anderson.
And a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister: Diane Hale.
Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Goad Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Harston and Bro. Ron Spurgeon officiating and burial in Cedar Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday and after 7:00 a.m. Tuesday until funeral time at Goad Funeral Home.
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